8 oz. cream cheese
2 teaspoons olive oil
8 tablespoons fresh parsley or fresh basil, chopped
1 garlic clove
½ lemon, the zest
salt and pepper, to taste
4 celery stalks, or other fresh vegetables of your liking
Fresh herbs, garlic and lemon are used in this recipe, but feel free to experiment with your favourite herbs/spices!
Flavoured cream cheese works well with cucumber, bell-pepper or carrot sticks, and with low-carb bread and sesame crisp-bread.
Parsley ... no kitchen should be without a good supply of this multi-purpose herb. It can be used as a garnish and flavouring and as a vegetable. There are two main varieties: curly leaf and flat-leaf. Both can be used for the same purposes although flat-leaf parsley has a stronger flavour and tends to be favoured in Mediterranean cooking.
Chives ... the smallest and most delicate member of the onion family, chives are a popular herb used in European cookery. They have long, thin green blades that are hollow inside. They have a mild, grassy flavour similar to baby spring onions or young leeks. There is also an Asian variety of chive called Chinese chives, garlic chives or kuchai.
Read more about 'Cooking with herbs the low carb way' here